St. Petersburg’s Polytechnic University has presented an innovative ultrasonic device.
Researchers of the Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg have presented a new device they called diather. It is aimed for tumour diagnosing and therapy. Trumours are destructed by means of concentrated high-intensity ultrasound.
Alexander Berkovich, head of the ultrasonic technologies laboratory of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, explains: ‘High intensity, 40 kilowatts per square centimeter, is generated. Cancer tumours are destroyed due to thermal necrosis.’
The method is non-invasive and does not require special preparation of the patient, it can be applied at different stages of decease. So far, the device has been tested on animals only. It proved more efficient than drug therapy.
At present, the device is being registered and is undergoing pre-clinical testing.
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